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Christian, International, and Singaporean
Ages 6 to 12

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CurriculumsChristian, International, and Singaporean
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 6 to 12
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 25 students / class
Maximum 35 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: SGD $10,260
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Address: 231 Mountbatten Centre Building D Level 2, Singapore 397999
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Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

95% Filipino

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we offer a reading and writing program for those who are not fluent in the language of instructions

Additional language classes offered by the school

Filipino, Mandarin, Tamil, French

Max. number of students per class

20 for Primary 1
25 for Primary 2 - 3
35 for Upper Primary and Secondary

Average number of students per class

Primary 1: 18
Primary 2 - Primary 3: 25
Upper Primary and Secondary: 26

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Each of our classrooms is equipped with a 55-inch TV which is one of the platforms used in the daily class instructions.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, the school offer homebased learning on a case to case basis

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No specific religion is being taught in HFSE. Instead, we focus on values education such as Faith, Hope, Love, Trust, Respect, Commitment, Discipline, Integrity, Consistency and Excellence .

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

HFSE caters various religion as we focus on imparting values not specific to any religion.

External examinations or assessments available

Our primary school students only sit for internal examination based on our self-developed curriculum. As for the secondary school, they will be sitting for the GCE O-Level in year 4.

Results in these examinations

Not Applicable yet. The GCE O-Level is a new program in our school and our students will be taking the examination as private candidates in 2024.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, we consider homework as an essential tool to develop important values such as responsibility, hardwork, and perseverance.

Approximate hours of homework given

We vary the homework assigned to students based on their age and school level. For younger students between 7 and 9 years old, we assign a maximum of 1 hour worth of homework per day. Students between 10 and 12 years old are assigned 1.5 hours while secondary school students are given 2 hours worth of homework per day.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have an in-house Behavioural Consultant.

Learning support offered

Before admitting any student with special needs to our school, there will be a week of observation period to better understand the needs of the students so that our school can better support them. In addition to our Behavioural Consultant who works closely with our students, their parents, and teachers, we also collaborate with external centres working with students with special needs who attend our school. Some of our students attend extra therapy sessions and intervention programs to address their needs and their Shadow Teachers work hand in hand with our teachers to ensure consistency of approaches and methods when they are in school.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We provide extra curricular activities and enrichment classes to enable our talented students to further hone their talents and skills. We currently do not have a gifted program in our school but we have partnered with an educator who has a extensive experience in working with both gifted and low ability students to engage our students and improve their academic performance focusing on Mathematics subject.

Student access to education psychologist

Not applicable to our school yet. However, one of our teachers has a Master's Degree I'm Educational Psychology.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, applicants will have to take an assessment exam for both English and Math and undergo interview with our Academics Team.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Written or online assessments in English and Maths at the level the child is applying for.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Deadline on regular enrolment for the next Academic Year (Starting in January) is by the end of November of the current year. After which, students can still enroll until 15th of April. For those enrolling beyond this timing, students need to undergo bridging program for English and Math in June.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, on a case-to-case basis.

School start time

8:15 AM (Morning Session) / 1:15 PM (Afternoon Session). STAR class once a week for Upper Primary (3 hours)

School finish time

12:15 PM (Morning Session) / 5:15 PM (Afternoon Session). Secondary 1-2: Until 3:15 PM; Secondary 3 at 4:45PM.

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Sports, Theatre, Arts, Music

Sports activities included

Rhythm and Dance, ball games (basketball, pickle ball)

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we have a Basketball Team.

Facilities at the school

Activity Hall, Outdoor Space, sick holding area

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor and Outdoor space that can be used for various sports such as badminton and pickleball.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

HFSE International School, previously known as Happy Family School of Excellence, was established in November 2015 when a group of friends realised the need for a stable and loving environment to be set up where the children in expatriate families can be nurtured and educated. Under the devoted guidance of professional and trained teachers, students at HFSE International School are provided with the perfect conditions to blossom into colourful and all-rounded individuals.

Teaching approach of the school

The curriculum that is being taught at the HFSE is a combination of the major subjects
taught in the local school (Singapore Primary School System) and subjects taught in the students’ home country.
This is to prepare students for the local school entrance examination (should parents decide to enrol them) which they must pass in order to attain entry into local schools.

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